To J.F.K.: A Thousand Roots Did Die with Thee

1963

Hans Hofmann, American, b. Weissenburg, Germany, 1880–1966

Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 in. (152.4 x 182.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, Chicago, 1976

Accession Number: 76.125

Provenance:
Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York
Leigh B. and Mary Block, Chicago, to 14 October 1976
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, Chicago, 1976

Exhibition History:
KOOTZ GALLERY, New York. "Hans Hofmann at Kootz," 1-26 February 1966.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976," 20 May-20 October 1976, no. 115, ill. p. 263.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Acquisitions: 1974-1977," 25 March-24 July 1977, unnumbered checklist.
STADTISCHE GALERIE IM LENBACHHAUS, Munich. "Hans Hofmann," 23 April-29 June 1997, no. 19, color ill. TOUR: SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE, Frankfurt, 12 September-2 November.
BRUCE MUSEUM, Greenwich, Connecticut. "JFK and Art," 20 September 2003-11 January 2004, p. 112, ill. p. 113. TOUR: NORTON MUSEUM OF ART, Palm Beach, Florida, 7 February-2 May.

Published References:
ROSE, BARBARA. "New York Letter," Art International VIII/3 (25 April 1964), p. 55.
GOLD, BARBARA. "Hirshhorn Museum Shows How It's Doing," Baltimore Sun (27 March 1977), n.p.
LAWRENCE, SIDNEY. "Hirshhorn Opens New Acquisitions Exhibition," Smithsonian Torch (1977), p. 8.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "Identifying Willem De Kooning's 'Reclining Man'," American Art 12/2 (Summer 1998), p. 33; fig. 10, p. 34.
KERTESS, KLAUS, ALEXANDER NEMEROV, SHEPHERD F. STEINER, and DIANE UPRIGHT. Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited (Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 2006), pp. 26-27, fig. 17.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Formalist Abstraction

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